FORMER WORLD NO. 1
Tennis player, Andy Roddick,
has been one of the most
celebrated athletes in the
United States with his career
including 32 ATP titles, a run
of nine consecutive years in
the Top 10, 45 Davis Cup
Matches, including a victory in 2007, and a U.S. Open victory in 2003. In addition to his vast tennis accomplishments, he started the Andy Roddick Foundation in 2000 in Boca Raton, Florida to help underserved children. He has received two separate Arthur Ashe Awards, the Humanitarian Award in 2005 and the Prestigious Leadership Award for Urban Health in 2007. In 2009 he also received the Heineken Star Award for achieving success both athletically and philanthropically. The ARF has recently moved to Austin, Texas where it will begin construction on the Roddick Tennis Learning Center. In 2003 he received the 2013 Community Leadership Award from The Settlement Home for Children in Austin. With all this he is equally revered as one of Tennis’ most accomplished players and a true philanthropist.
As a junior competitor, he won six world singles and seven doubles titles.
- 2000 Named the top-ranked junior player in the US and the world, and turned pro that same year.
- 2003 At age 21, he had a career breakthrough and won his 1st Grand Slam tournament title.
- 2003 He ranked No. 1 in the world, becoming one of the few American players to hold both a grand slam title and the world’s No. 1 ranking in the same year—and as of September 2012, Roddick was the last American male player to do so.
- 2003 Named the Association of Tennis Professionals’ “Player of the Year.”
- 2007 Beat the record for the number of consecutive tie-breakers won at the ATP Word Tour, claiming his 18th consecutive tie-break victory at the tournament.
IN THE EARLY ‘90s he
dominated the men’s
professional tennis circuit
with a game he fashioned
out of grit, determination
and a punishing inside-out
forehand. He was the first
in his class of American
champions – which includes Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi - to hold the No. 1 world ranking. In 2005, Jim was honored by being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
- In 1989 Courier won his first ATP Tour title in singles (Basel) and doubles (Rome, with Pete Sampras) at age 19
- Courier captured his first Grand Slam in 1991 at the French Open, beating Andre Agassi in the first all- American final at Roland-Garros since 1954
- Courier achieved the World No. 1 ranking in 1992 and was named ATP Tour player of the year.
- Courier reached the finals of all four Grand Slams winning twice at the French Open and twice at the Australian Open
- Courier played on two winning US Davis Cup teams (‘92 and ‘95), compiling an overall record of 17-10.
- In the 102-year history of the Davis Cup, no other American has ever taken his team into a fifth set of the deciding match and won; Courier did it twice.
- 29 career titles - 23 in singles; six in doubles
- 2006 Champions Ranking: #1
- 2007 Champions Ranking: #2
- 2008 Champions Ranking: #1
- 2009 Champions Ranking: #1
- 2010 Champions Ranking: #2
- 2011 Champions Ranking: #2